Returning Fuego Youth Leader, Walter Yip, plans to build off of his 2022 project with a similar concept. He shared, “Last year I created a go-kart out of a shopping cart and wanted to do something even greater this year by using a garbage can as my starting point.”
In addition to studio time, Fuego Youth Leaders will visit other West Oakland organizations like City Slicker Farms and CASS, Inc., where they’ll build greater community connections and explore additional opportunities for industrial career pathways.
Our 2023 Fuego Youth Leadership cohort has already completed their first week of programming. We’ll be sharing more from our Fuego Youth Leaders throughout the summer, but in the meantime, you can get to know our nine youth artists below.